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SPRING 2019 NEWSLETTER
Lots of exciting news to share with you all as we settle into 2019
We are delighted to announce that we have won our recent lottery bid! The funds will be used to refurbish the Embassy Centre – we will be decorating, buying new furniture and generally making the centre an even more awesome space to spend time in. The remainder of the funds will be used towards member activities so we look forward to planning lots of fun stuff throughout the year.
We are delighted to announce that we have won a brand new table tennis in a competition organised by Mencap and Table Tennis England. The new table is now up and running and we will learning to play, have some fun games ad competition to work on skills and we hope some of our members will learn to referee and coach others. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer for this if anyone is interested?
Our current group of Mencap Gateway Award and Mencap Round The World Challenge members are coming to the end of their projects. We are so proud of all the hard work they have put in so we will be holding a celebration event on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April. Friends and family are welcome to come along. More info to follow but please save the date.
We will be starting a new group of Mencap Gateway Award and Mencap Round The World (Europe) challenge participants in May. If you would like to sign up, please speak to Becky. Open to all abilities. There’s no extra charge for these – just your usual subs.
Tuesday 12 March we will be meeting outside BH2 complex (near the main road)at 6.30pm for an evening of crazy golf. Unlimited golf for £10. Carers go free. You can pay on the night but to guarantee a space please pay your money to Anna as soon as possible. Staff/volunteers will be there but we cannot offer personal support f you need extra help, please bring someone with you. Please note 1 of the 3courses is accessible via a few steps but here is a lift to the others.
RED NOSE DAY 15TH MARCH – CAKE SALE – cakes for sale at 50p each to raise money for Red Nose Day. Feel free to dress up in something silly!
Numbers at Saturday club have been falling and we would really like more members to come along. We have held a consultation and survey with members and will be making some changes;
From 30th March 2019 Saturday Club will be from 6pm to 8pm every other Saturday.
Our new hours are to help members who live further away or don’t like to be out in the dark etc. Also some care homes have shift c changes etc so we hope more people will be able to come along.
As the new hours are so close to dinner time we will also be introducing a new feature from 16th April.
Saturday Social SUPPER Club. We will be offering a light snack supper for £1. This will be things like toasties, hot dog, jacket potato, beans on toast etc. This will be an optional extra that you can pay for and we will still be doing our usual activities and snacks etc
Please note that your first session is free.
Phone your friends and bring them along!
Saturday Club Dates 2019
|2nd March||7-9pm||Pancake day and pool / darts competition|
|16th March||7-9pm||Crystal Cabin – sensory/meditation session|
|30th March||6-8pm||NEW TIMES. FREE SESSION FOR EVERYONE. Spring forward to our new timetable disco and party dancing.|
|13th April||6-8pm||Easter egg hunt and Easter crafts.|
|27th April||6-8pm||Showtime with Tracey Bain|
|11th May||6-8pm||Cake/biscuit decorating|
|25th May||6-8pm||Crystal Cabin – sensory/meditation session|
|8th June||6-8pm||The Creature Teachers – hands on animal encounter|
|22nd June||6-8pm||Games/quiz night|
|6th July||6-8pm||Beach themed party|
|20th July||6-8pm||Table tennis/darts/pool competitions|
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